Donegal students blast off at ESB Science Blast

first_imgSt Eunan’s Raphoe student, Elliot Slevin (Pictured), came together with hundreds of other primary school children at one of Ireland’s biggest science events last week. Taking place at ICC Belfast (Waterfront Hall) on June 5 and 6, ESB Science Blast hosted nearly 60 Key Stage 2 primary school classes who displayed their findings to puzzling questions they had investigated.ESB Science Blast, operated by the Royal Dublin Society, is one of the biggest science events on the island of Ireland with approximately 12,000 primary school students.  Michael Duffy, Chief Executive of the RDS, said: “We know that participation in ESB Science Blast is a huge boost for students’ ability and confidence in science and maths.“But we have also found that there are many other benefits too in areas of teamwork, communication and creative thinking,” he added.“This is our third year in Belfast but our first as ESB Science Blast and we have been delighted with all the work that the students have put into their investigations, with some great help from their teachers who are vital to the programme’s overall success.”With an underlying ethos of encouragement through whole-class participation, the constructive feedback received from judges who work across science, education and STEM industries gave primary school students the opportunity to engage with STEM professionals. In addition to showcasing their research, the children enjoyed educational science shows where they learned about their natural environment and how to dispose of waste, the science behind food and even received a tour of the solar system.Jerry O’Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive ESB spoke about the partnership with RDS and a shared commitment to promote STEM education and learningHe said: “Participation in events like ESB Science Blast helps to equip children with the crucial 21st-century skills, supporting them not only to become creative and innovative problem solvers but also active and engaged citizens, capable of making informed choices to tackle climate change and other global challenges.”Donegal students blast off at ESB Science Blast was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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